Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Digital (Wiki) Storytelling

Ready for an oxymoron? --> Here's some old news.

Did you know that Penguin launched an online storytelling experience using the wiki format in 2007?
http://thepenguinblog.typepad.com/the_penguin_blog/2007/02/a_million_pengu.html

Here's an interesting report of that experience:
http://www.ioct.dmu.ac.uk/documents/amillionpenguinsreport.pdf

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find the actual, online finished story. However, this does recall a program activity I read about when CSLP was doing the "Creative" summer reading theme a few years ago.  While sitting in a circle, kids were invited to contribute to an improvised story.  Perhaps this experience could be continued on a library website, though much monitoring would have to occur.  At the very least, it's an interesting social experiment.

Has anyone ever tried something like this in a library setting?